The Wonders of Windermere
The wonderful area of Windermere is home to both England's largest lake and a plethora of exciting outdoor activities. Escape the bustling metropolis of the city to enjoy a wealth of adrenaline fuelled excursions, serene strolls and beautiful boat trips; whether your want to absorb the wonder of the Lake District from a balloon in the sky or upon the glittering waters of Lake Windermere, you're certainly going to enjoy an unforgettable excursion.
The Sky is the Limit
Begin your day with a truly unforgettable experience that will perfectly capture the true essence of Lake Windermere. Lake Windermere Hot Air Balloon Rides offer privileged passengers the chance to ascend into the clouds in a hot air balloon, tranquilly floating above the 12 miles of shimmering water that comprises Lake Windermere. Gaze downwards as enchanting woodlands, charming villages and verdant stretches of beauty compete for your attention, toasting one another with champagne and fresh orange juice if you've opted for the luxury package. Return to sea level to admire the natural splendour of Windermere from a different vantage point; Lakeland Pony Treks is located a short distance from Windermere, and offer visitor the chance to explore the rugged countryside from atop a gentle pony. The carefully orchestrated tours will take guests to some of the most stunning scenery in the area, including swooping valleys, magnificent meadows and enchanting woodlands reminiscent of fairy tales.
Wander the Charming Streets of Windermere
After an invigorating exploration, return to Windermere's charming centre in order to enjoy the rustic and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a hearty and wholesome lunch in the charming restaurant of Francine's, where a taste bud tantalising array of fresh soups, sandwiches and salads are advertised upon chalk boards. Sip refreshing cups of aromatic tea or fragrant coffee before setting out to embrace your most exciting adventure yet. During the Treetop Trek Aerial Adventure, adventurers will navigate an incredible route of rope bridges, trembling logs and rapid zip wires between Ambleside and Windermere. Your heart will be racing and your face will be beaming throughout this completely unique experience – expert guides accompany explorers throughout the route to ensure safety and security.
For a truly indulgent end to your serene sojourn in Windermere, visit the critically acclaimed and deliciously dynamic Holbeck Ghyll, located only a short distance from Windermere. The restaurant is housed within the opulent walls of a 19th century country mansion and is enjoy its 12th year of being recommended by the Michelin guide. It is therefore considered one of the Lake District's most sought after dining venues, and the glorious gastronomy is testament to its esteemed reputation. Gourmet delights such as haggis beignets, lamb and swede puree and pancetta and foie gras are served against the dramatic backdrop of verdant fells and glittering lake. Sip a glass of carefully selected wine and cement the wonder memories Windermere has made.